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think we now know that americans expect us to go forward, and we have no choice but to go forward. >> i think kay has made a very important point. one of the things that's troubled me about the analysis of congress is people act as if we're in a bubble and we just were self-generated. i mean, there are few people in this building that are here because they didn't get -- they should be doing self-criticism. it's exacerbated by one of the great inventions, creations of our humanity, which is the american constitution. at any given time america is governed by the results of three elections. that's our constitution. there are senators elected in 2006 who are here. there's a president elected in 2008 and then a house of representatives predominantly 2010, and occasionally the -- there have been few cases in american history where the public changed its mind so drastically between 2008 and 2010 so they put one group in power here and another group in power there, and there were legitimate differences. i hate it when people say we're bickering. we're debating the most fundamental issues, but w
today was that from the start he had told us that this was a terrorist attack. terrorists involved from the start. >> it was testimony that seemed to challenge white house explanations of who knew what when about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed four americans. joining me is missouri senator roy blunt and mare marry -- maryland congressman, doug coopersburger. thank you for joining us. let's start off with the last point, and that is when you all listened to general petraeus, was he saying something different than the white house was saying in the days after benghazi about what it was, what the attack was about? >> well, when he came before our committee, he said really the same thing that he said september the 14th. i think on september the 14th, though, when you walked away from that hearing, you felt there was more based on a protest. he did say when he communicated to us, but he felt that there were terrorist involved and there could be an al qaeda-type link. he then reiterated this at that time. there's no question that the impression to the american public was
and no time to go to the policy that is led us into the ditch. it's been a hard fought four years to finally get to 171,000 jobs gain. retail sales are moving better than expected. home prices and home construction are moving faster in the right direction. the engine for economic growth is happening, and i think people in pin pen, ohio, wisconsin rust belt, middle of america know that the president's policies are finally starting to pay off, and this is not the time to stop on them. they need to press forward on the policies -- >> if they bought into that, then why have these polls slipped in pennsylvania, do you think? >> well, look, from that poll i don't know -- i've seen other polls that have the president in a comfortable margin on particulars, but it comes down to a four-letter word, my favorite one, jobs. the president's policies are actually producing the types of jobs and economic growth. not at the pace he wants and the policies he has for going forward. it's about building on the middle class and not short-chasing them like mitt romney would do. they can own a home and have a good
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